South West: Fallen Soldier Given Last Military Honours


South West Governor decorated the deceased posthumously with the Medal of Bravery

 

The 21st Motorised Infantry Battalion premises in Buea was on April 7, 2017 transformed into a theatre of wailing and melancholy. Family members of a fallen soldier, the deceased’s fiancée and colleague soldiers wept uncontrollable as the casket bearing the corpse of Corporal Itoe Walters Ebale was being ushered to the ceremonial ground amidst sorrowful melody oozing from the military band as the corpse was set for the final military honours. Having served in the Arm Force for just five years and few months, Corporal Itoe Walters Ebale met his doom last March 4, 2017 in Mora Far North Region alongside four other soldiers when an improvised device planted by Boko Haram insurgents exploded killing them. The lone eulogy read at the funeral was telling of a young soldier who served his nation with bravery and honour. Richard Muabe, elder brother to the late Corporal, murmured in tears to the press that a rising star in their family has been quenched.

In the name of the President of the Republic, South West Governor, Bernard Okalia Bilai, in the presence of the Commandant of the 10th Military Sector, Colonel Ebenlou Alain, decorated the deceased posthumously with the Medal of Bravery.

Corporal Itoe Walters Ebale was born on February 14, 1987 in Big Butu in Konye Subdivision. He worked in Douala, Gouara before finally Mora in the Far North. The deceased joined the Cameroon Armed Forces in 2011throught a special recruitment in Buea. Before his death, he was a member of Genie Military in the Far North. The corpse was later on conveyed to the final resting place in Big Butu, Konye Subdivision.


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